UFOs topic of
Fred Saluga, state director of the West Virginia Mutual UFO Network, will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brooke County Public Library.
Saluga began investigating unidentified flying objects in the 1970s while employed as a law enforcement officer. He has investigated UFO sightings, abduction cases and other UFO-related activities and UFO phenomena in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and West Virginia.
He is presently conducting research for a book entitled "UFOs and the Law Enforcement Response to the Phenomena."
Three Score Seniors members met April 26 at Undo's at the Holiday Inn - Weirton with President Barbara Purks presiding.
Eva Fabianich gave the invocation.
Jean Schalk was the entertainment, singing spring- and Easter-themed songs. Next month's entertainment will be Light Touch.
Secretary Pat Deletka and Treasurer Joan Villa gave their reports. Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel announced 134 members and three guests were in attendance.
Membership Chair Janie Elliot introduced new member Joyce McCulloch.
Regina Truax, tours director, announced the following trips:
For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.
Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent. Members recognized April birthdays.
Historian Brenda Edwards brought in photo albums of the club's trips and activities.
Hospitality Chair Jim Hare awarded prizes to Betty Branch, Mary Hvizdak, Irene Roach, Josie Elliott and Alice Cook. Charles Buchanan and Dick Beatty received gift cards, and Mary Hvizdak and Joan Buchanan received complimentary dinners. Jack Cummings awarded the 50/25/25 drawing to Dave See and Alma Wansack.
Purks introduced the new House Chair Mary Margaret Klepaldo, who decorated with spring flowers.
Social Chair Gino Cercone announced bingo will be suspended and will resume at an undetermined time. Fabianich gave the benediction.
To join the group, call Purks at (304) 723-1103.
to meet June 20
The National Trail Stitchers Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America will meet June 20.
Individuals interested in needlepoint, embroidery or any type of needlework are welcome to attend two meetings before joining. Annual dues are $48.
Membership offers workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities in needlework. For information contact Christine at (304) 845-0974 or Maxine at (304) 242-2340.
The chapter meets September through May at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, which is located at 1414 Chaplin St., Wheeling.
Twenty-five members of the Tri-State Winemakers Club held their May meeting at the Elks Club, hosted by Jim and Suzie Zorbini.
Ron Stimpak presided and welcomed new members Ken and Karen Truax. Treasurer Linda Cole gave a report. Prizes were presented to Troy Carte and Ken Truax.
Lou Stock thanked all members who participated in the St. Paul and St. Joseph Holy Name societies' wine tasting in April.
The club was reminded to sign up for the second- annual Wine in the Woods June 30 to provide scholarships for local high school seniors.
Plans were discussed for the annual club picnic to be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Members were notified that fellow member Robert Campbell received the West Virginia state award naming him the Court-Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer of the Year.
The wine discussion was a tasting and comparison of Chardonnay wines from the United States, Italy, Australia and France hosted by Elizabeth and Bill Shipe.
Troy and Lisa Carte will bring Pinot Noir wines to be compared at the June 14 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Wellsburg Elks Club. Robbie France, Ted Walaszczyk and Elizabeth and Bill Shipe will host the celebration of the club's ninth anniversary.
Local winemakers and those interested in learning how to make wine are invited to attend the monthly meeting.
A community benefit rigatoni dinner for Jim and Linda Excell will be held June 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville with all proceeds to go to the local couple who lost their home and its contents to a fire on April 17.
An account also has been established at Huntington banks on their behalf for anyone interested in making a donation.
Questions can be directed to Joe or Karen Smith at (740) 544-5464.
The May 12 meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma was held at Scaffidi's in Steubenville with Christina Hull, president, presiding.
The May service project is collecting school supplies for the Neighborhood House in Jefferson County and the Carroll County "Back to School Extravaganza" to be held in August at the Carroll County fairgrounds. Items donated and $150 will be split between the two. Darlene Smith, chair of the Personal Growth and Services Committee, expressed appreciation for the contributions.
The June meeting will be held at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton. The scholarship fund will cover the cost of the tour of Plymouth Street and the Hanover House, it was noted.
Hull reported on the Alpha Delta State Convention held at the Easton Hilton in April. Her session included the Schools for Africa workshop where she learned that some teachers carry all their school supplies in a box, hence they have a "school in a box." This international project will again be a focus of Alpha Delta State for the coming year.
Smith attended a workshop on Abraham Lincoln and membership. Both participated in the birthday luncheon and heard Judge Nancy Drake Hammond, a lifelong resident of Lebanon, Ohio, tell stories of the courtroom and life in general. The convention also included the necrology service which included three Alpha Mu members: Frances Ostrowski, Evelyn Stanley and Alice Ryan.
New officers will attend a leadership workshop in Wilmot on June 19. The DKG International Convention will be July 24-28 in New York City.
A thank-you note was received for the chapter's donation of money and personal items to the ALIVE Shelter.
Ann Wiley, legislative chairperson, reported the State Teachers Retirement System is trying to strengthen the financial condition of the pension fund
Donna Iachini, scholarship committee, presented scholarships to Dani Carroll, Carole Thorne and Stephanie Kean.
The program involved the initiation of a new member and the installation of new officers. CarolynLee Barrett, chairperson of the membership committee, led the ceremony that included Linda Holub, Georgia Smyth and Juanita Whisman. Gina Judy was initiated as a new member.
Installed as officers were: president, Darlene Smith; first vice president, Joyce Ferguson; second vice president, Ann Wiley; corresponding secretary, Jane Brower; recording secretary, Jane Karabaic; and treasurer, Mary Barnes.
Hull expressed thanks to the membership for their two years support and friendship. She read a poem entitled, "The Golden Chain of Friendship."
Mary Coleman announced she has a signed copy of the first novel "Royal Wulff Murders" written by her former student, Keith McCaffery.
Julie Blanton gave a short reading and offered the blessing before lunch.
School reunion set
The third-annual Follansbee High School All-School reunion will be held Aug. 11 at St. Florian Hall.
Reservations must be made by July 11 by calling Bessie Burton Eddy at (304) 527-1177.
This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of 1912, which had 10 members.
The last class to graduate was the Class of 1969, which had 252 members.
The former high school is now Follansbee Middle School.
The Reunion Committee is headed up by Norma Thomaselli Henson, Class of 1954; and Mary Ann Boyd Thorn, Class of 1951.
The committee also includes Eddy, Class of 1939; Mary Margaret Brandt Conley, Class of 1943; Antonette Iafrate Wilkerson and Loretto "88" Iafrate, Class of 1946; Dora DiEugene Notni and Sophie Gesheff Sanders, Class of 1947; Betty DiGennero Bailey, Class of 1950; Dorothy Finley Deters and Nada Gesheff Todd, Class of 1951; Edward DiPino, Class of 1953; Sylvia DiPino, Class of 1954; Helen Gesheff Nicodemus and Janet Kocher Formis, Class of 1955; Joan Batson Roberts and Katherine Kimmel Oughton, Class of 1957; Judy Vickers-Bowman, Class of 1961; Beverly Mason Kromer and Michelle Valero Amasmier, Class of 1962; Helen Valero McClung and Russell Dunlevy, Class of 1963; and Joyce DeStefano and Charlie Banfi, Class of 1969.
Follansbee High graduates who haven't received information about the reunion are asked to call any committee member or to contact Eddy at (304) 527-1177.
Mount Carmel spring revival set
Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church will hold its spring revival at 7 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Friday.
The Rev. Lance Whitlock of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Canonsburg, Pa., will be the guest revivalist, and there will be guest choirs nightly.
The Rev. Charles E. Thomas Jr. will celebrate his fifth pastoral anniversary with Mount Carmel at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Andrew Monteiro Jr. of Greater Faith Family Worship Center in Industry, Pa., will be the guest speaker.
For information, call (740) 282-9257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medi Home Care will offer free diabetic shoe fittings from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the office located at 105 Main St., Wintersville.
To schedule an appointment, call (740) 266-3974.